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Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Faculty Position

Last Updated:
April 20, 2018

              Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Faculty Position
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and
the Department of Pediatrics
at The Ohio State University College of Medicine

The Section of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics currently consists of 7 clinical faculty and 4 nurse practitioners who work closely with Pediatric Psychology and other disciplines to provide interprofessional care for children with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders. Areas of expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome, Myelomeningoele, William Syndrome, and Neonatal Follow Up. Our Child Development Center and Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders provide state of the art evaluation and treatment services for children with ASD and their families. The Section leads numerous quality improvement projects at the local, state, and national levels designed to improve clinical outcomes and reduce avoidable harm and is a member of the Autism Learning Network (ALN).

The Section of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics has a robust fellowship program that is integrated with The Ohio State University’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. Our Section is also committed to providing high quality developmental behavioral pediatrics training to Nationwide Childrens’ residents.

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded free-standing pediatric research facilities in the U.S., supporting basic, clinical, translational and health services research at Nationwide Children’s. Fellows and faculty have the opportunity to collaborate with numerous centers of excellence including the Center for Biobehavioral Health, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, and the Center for Population Health and Equity Research. Our Child Development Center Research Program is a site within the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health, and SPARK Clinical Site Network. Additionally, we are participants in several multi-site, federally funded clinical research projects focused on autism.

Our faculty work closely with Nationwide Children’s Big Lots Behavioral Health Service Line which provides a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care. In 2020, Nationwide Children’s will open the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion, the largest comprehensive facility in America dedicated to children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions. The new facility will include 66 inpatient beds, a crisis evaluation center with observation beds, a crisis stabilization unit and outpatient programs.

Qualified candidates for this position will possess board certification in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and possess expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities. Essential skills include excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to lead interprofessional teams, and experience providing excellence in clinical care.

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease.

To apply or discuss this opportunity, please submit your CV via email to:

Rebecca A. Baum, MD
Chief, Section of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Nationwide Children’s Hospital